Jul 13 - 19, 2006 

Newscity

On the Back Page

Raid of gay gym raid sparked by Alibi ad

By Marisa Demarco

The state sure knows how to kill a party.

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Newscity

High Tensions

Bar owner says he was injured after an escalated argument with APD

By Marisa Demarco

John Montoya, owner of The District Bar and Grill, is wearing sunglasses to cover his black eye and a cut just over his brow. He got the injury, including scrapes on his arms, Friday, July 7, in a scuffle with police that resulted in the arrest of Montoya, his fiancée Camille Taylor and local musician and Alibi contributor Jenny Gamble.

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News Bite

Vote Smart

Getting to know your candidates

By Christie Chisholm

We here at the Alibi are a privileged bunch when it comes to politics. Every election cycle, we get to sit down face-to-face with all the candidates running for office (well, almost all--there are usually a select few who decide their time is better spent elsewhere). We get to ask them all the questions we can conjure--and we get a real sense of what someone has (or doesn't have) to offer as a potential representative.

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News Feature

Mayor Pulls Out APS' Stuffing

The battle between APS and the city over after-school programs rages on. Who's caught in the crossfire? Teddy bears.

By Marisa Demarco

Mayor Martin Chavez is a man on a mission. That mission: to stop spending taxpayer money on after-school programs such as the teddy bear club.

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Thin Line

By Christie Chisholm

A Real ShockerEveryone loves a good story. Newspapers know this. Unfortunately, sometimes when a story doesn’t seem juicy enough in itself, papers take to “enhancing” said storya devious act otherwise known as sensationalism.

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Punch Line

Creating a Mexican Dream

The real solution to immigration

By Eric Griego

Finding a balance between protecting America’s borders and not singling out Mexican immigrants seems to be eluding our elected leaders in Washington.

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Ortiz y Pino

The New Prophets

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Joan Chittister is a 70-year-old Benedictine nun who’s on fire with the seemingly impossible task of helping us find our way out of the bog into which this nation and this culture have settled.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: GermanyPolice in Berlin last week arrested two World Cup pranksters on suspicion of placing cement-filled soccer balls around the city and urging people to kick them. At least two people injured themselves kicking the rock-hard balls which were chained to lampposts and trees alongside spray-painted messages reading, “Can you kick it?” Police said they had identified a 26-year-old and a 29-year-old and had found a workshop in their apartment where the soccer balls were slashed open and filled with concrete. The two are charged with causing serious physical injury, dangerous obstruction of traffic and causing injury through negligence.

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Letters

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